Burmese Buddha in gilded bronze, Mandalay.

  • This Burmese image of the historical Buddha makes a gesture known as bhumisparsha-mudra, or “taking the earth as witness”. Made in lost-wax bronze, the work dates from the mid-19th century, the end of the Konbaung period (1752-1885), Mandalay period (1853-1948).
  • The craftsman paid particular attention to the expression of serenity and compassion, notably through the use of shells (probably cowrie shells) for the eyes.
  • Beautiful patina, enhanced by alternating black lacquer and different layers of gilding.
  • Provenance: Estate of collector and art dealer Claude de Marteau.
  • Sold with certificate of origin.
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  • H 40 cm x W 28 cm x D 18 cm
  • Weight 9.35 Kg
  • Carefully packaged, secure and tracked, insured for 100% of its value.


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